To support the recovery from Coronavirus, the Government drove forward a programme to put in place temporary walking and cycling schemes to help people get out and socially distance.
Through the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, we secured money from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to implement temporary changes to the public highway, such as:
- Pop-up cycle lanes
- Wider pavements
- Safer junctions
- Bus-only routes
The Government relaxed certain legislation and guidance to enable a faster delivery of walking and cycling schemes. We worked with the city and district councils to prepare a list of schemes which we delivered to support the recovery from Coronavirus.
The country faced a huge public health emergency. These quick measures supported people by helping them to walk and cycle more, whilst creating space for pedestrians so they could adhere to the social distancing rules. The measures reduced through traffic to allow us to widen the footpaths.
We used Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs) and Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) to implement many of the schemes. Information on the schemes undertaken and their locations are listed below.
For more information on how these orders work, the schemes we are delivering and their consultation periods, please visit our Traffic Regulation Orders section.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) undertook a number of schemes in Cambridge. Please visit the GCP website for more information.
We also have a Google map of projects currently in progress for both Cambridgeshire County Council and GCP.
Cambridge City / South Cambridgeshire
|A1301 Shelford||Widen the existing narrow cycle lanes, remove road centreline||Implemented|
|Girton Road, Girton||Put in cycle lanes and remove centreline||Implemented, removed as not working well and not supported|
|Mill Road, Cambridge||Provisional measures that include pavement widening at points along the route and a bus gate at the railway bridge allowing two way bus / cycle / emergency service access||
Implemented. Removed following decision at Highways and Transport Committee Meeting July 2021.Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation on future of Mill Road now underway.
|Chesterton Road between Elizabeth's Way and Mitcham's Corner, Cambridge||Wide temporary cycle lanes between Elizabeth Way and Mitcham’s Corner on both sides of road||Implemented|
|Drummer Street / Emmanuel Street / St Andrew's Street, Cambridge||Work with bus companies to review operation of city centre bus stops to manage waiting areas and allow as far as possible for social distancing as city centre activity and bus service levels build back up||
Implemented, no longer needed
Silver Street / Trumpington Street junction
Change in priority to make north – south cycle movement safer.
Works to make permanent Spring / Summer 2022
|Park and Ride||Additional cycle parking spaces at the five Cambridge Park and Ride sites and the Guided Busway Park and Ride site at Longstanton. This will allow for overnight storage of bicycles used for Park and Cycle trips while social distancing limits Park and Ride capacity||Implemented, some remaining, some removed|
|High Street, Barton||20 mph speed limit on High Street with some place to place path widening||
Implemented, now removed
|Bell Hill, Histon||One-way system with no entry from Park Lane with space used for pedestrians and cyclists||
Approval to make permanent.
Permanent works to be undertaken Summer 2022
|Winders Lane, Histon||One Way system with no entry from Clay Street||
Withdrawn following further discussion with stakeholders
|Station Road, Ely||Temporarily remove car parking on bays on the left hand side going down the hill to extend cycle path and to include temporary barriers to extend cycle lane down Station Road||Implemented. Approval to make permanent. Temporary barriers removed, advisory cycle lane to be implemented. Works Summer 2022.|
|Downham Road / Cam Drive roundabout||Look to shrink entries, exits and circulatory areas to reduce speeds to improve safety, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians, while traffic flows are reduced||Withdrawn - proposal is not viable due to the existing geometry of the roundabout and auto tracking movements of HGVs|
|Clay Street, Soham||Make Clay Street one-way, providing more space for cyclists, which would also give more space on Fountain Lane and Station Road||Incorporated into Soham Town Centre Tranche 2 project.|
|Little Green, Cheveley||White lines on external side of road, to emphasise road. Narrow road with no pavements, but walked by a lot of residents||Implemented|
|March - cycle markings||Renew cycle priority road markings and lanes||Implemented|
|March - cycle parking in town||Review cycle parking provision and provide additional stands in locations agreed with the Town Council. Utilise stands that can be removed and relocated when the high street funding changes are implemented||Implemented|
|Burrowmoor Road, March from Richmond Avenue to the roundabout on The Avenue B1101||Change speed limit to 20mph with flashing signs related to school opening times||Implemented|
|Maple Grove, March||Change speed limit to 20mph with flashing signs related to school opening times. Current flashing sign is not working||Implemented|
|Wimblington Road, March from Saxon Way to Cavalry Park||Change speed limit to 20mph with flashing signs related to school opening times||Implemented|
|Cavalry Drive, March from the Shires to Upwell Road||Change speed limit to 20mph with flashing signs related to school opening times.||Implemented|
|County Road, March from Robingoodfellows Lane to High School Close||Change speed limit to 20mph with flashing signs related to school opening times||Implemented|
|Wisbech - cycle parking in town||Review cycle parking provision and provide additional stands in locations agreed with the Town Council||Implemented|
|Chatteris - cycle parking in town||Review cycle parking provision and provide additional stands in locations agreed with the Town Council||Implemented|
|Whittlesey - cycle parking in town||Review cycle parking provision and provide additional stands in locations agreed with the Town Council||Implemented|
|Huntingdon Town Bridge, Godmanchester / Huntingdon||Restrictions to general traffic when Pathfinder link opened by Highways England.Either modal filter for cycle / bus / emergency service access, or one way working for traffic with space freed up used for cycle lane||Due to implications of A14 works looked at again as part of Tranche 2|
|Huntingdon Road / Church Road roundabout, Brampton||Relocation of pavement parking or alternative provision for cyclists on route between Church Lane and crossing to the north side of Huntingdon Road||Not implemented due to cost of permanent scheme|
|Castle Moat Road (Ring Road) from Town Bridge to bus station, Huntingdon||Bi-directional cycle route in left hand lane of ring road||Not implemented as not feasible on a temporary basis due to signalled junction. Permanent scheme beyond the scope of the budget|
|Riverside Road (Ring Road) from Hartford Road to Town Bridge, Huntingdon||
Bi-directional cycle route in left hand lane of ring road
|Not implemented as not feasible on a temporary basis due to signalled junction. Permanent scheme beyond the scope of the budget|
|George Street, Huntingdon||Permit contraflow cycling along one way section of George Street between High Street and Ring Road||Not implemented due to safety issues|
|Huntingdon: Brampton Road, Huntingdon, outside Huntingdon Dental Practice||Close lay-by and use space to provide more room adjacent to sub-standard shared use cycle path Between Huntingdon and Hinchingbrooke||
|Main Street, Hartford||Segregated on carriageway cycle lane||Not implemented, not feasible with width of carriageway|
|Ambury Road, Huntingdon||Review lining / parking to facilitate two way cycling on one way section of Ambury Road between Ring Road and Avenue Road||Now part of Tranche 2 works Spring / Summer 2022|
|St. Neots: Town Bridge||One Way system for pedestrians. Consider narrowing of carriageway with barriers to provide additional footway space||Not implemented as not feasible. Will be reconsidered as part of the wider St. Neots Transport Strategy|
|Suspend car parking from St Neots Market Square||Suspend car parking in Market Square (except for disabled parking) to aid social distancing in line with in St Neots Future High Streets Fund proposal||Implemented on a temporary basis|
|Quayside, Bridge Street and Market Hill, St Ives||Suspend parking in order to widen footpath with barriers in line with measures to support Town Centre Recovery Programme||Implemented. Now removed|
|School Lane, Buckden||Temporary closure of School Lane to vehicular traffic (except for access) from the junction with Greenway to the junction with Church Street||This became a school street which is no longer active|
School Streets Programme
School streets introduced and still running
Tranche 1 - September 2020
- Alconbury Primary School, Huntingdon, PE28 4EQ
- Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon, PE29 1UL
- Hatton Park Primary School, Longstanton, CB24 3DL
- St Philips Primary School, Cambridge, CB1 3DR
- Willingham Primary School, Willingham, CB24 5LE
School streets introduced and no longer active
Tranche 1 - September 2020
- Weatheralls Primary School, Soham, CB7 5BH
- Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, PE13 4RJ